Company: Saudi Aramco (ASC)
Skills: Business Analyst, Commercial Management, Financial Analyst
Experience: 12 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Senior Planning & Performance Management Analyst to join the Downstream Finance, Planning and Performance Management Department (DSP&PMD).

DSP&PMD is primarily responsible for the coordination, consolidation and preparation of Business Plan and Midyear/Year-end Accountability reporting and presentations for Company Senior Management and the Board of Directors. The Department includes personnel serving as liaisons with the various business segments and units, coordinating planning activities, performing variance analysis and resolving issues. In addition, P&PMD is responsible for periodic performance reporting and various other ad-hoc reporting requirements.

Your primary role will be to support the management of multi-billion USD business product lines and their consolidation into the business results. You will also look to identify opportunities to improve business performance (i.e. performance management rather than just reporting) and share these with the business with the aim of implementation.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Business Planning and Forecasting and Reporting

Provide analysis, explanations and recommendations relating to regular Planning & Performance Management (P&PM) tasks such as business plan preparation and periodic performance tracking, measurement analysis and reporting.

Conduct special P&PM-related studies such as the development of performance initiatives and business cases, benchmarking, risk management, design and re-design of measurements, processes and workflows, and information system-related changes.

Develop new financial models or review segment related models providing economic insights on earnings, investments and energy market matters.

Develop benchmarking analysis to identify value opportunities.

Plan, execute and lead planning and performance management (P&PM) analytical activities under the broad guidance of higher-level P&PM staff and supervisors of the hiring organization, particularly in resolving complex, cross-functional, non-routine and/or design issues

Generate analytical findings and recommendations across the scope of objectives and deliverables of the organization, either independently or in collaboration with others.

Develop and maintain close partnerships with business/operational counterparts of the P&PM organization in your assigned areas, and represent your organization in cross-functional, cross-organizational teams involved in P&PM-related tasks.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or a related discipline. Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 12 years experience.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong commercial and financial understanding of the Chemicals or Refining business functions (either PPMD or other). Knowledge of Downstream businesses would be advantageous.

You should possess a demonstrated capability and track record, in the practice of planning and performance management, and in the use of business intelligence tools including:
  • Performance analysis, assessment and reporting
  • Financial (IFRS) reporting
  • Business planning / budgeting
  • Business case preparation
  • Project management
  • Financial modelling

The ability to manage, and analyze large volumes of data is necessary.

You should also possess solid knowledge and understanding of management accounting, finance and Excel and be able to articulate complex analysis into simple concepts with strong writing and presentation making / giving ability.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.